Celebration Summer Mixed Singles Knockout

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World Bowls Rules will apply where not covered below:-

  1. The competition will take the form of a knockout
  2. Format of play. Two sets of nine ends. If one set each a third set three end tie break will be played. In the tie break the player who wins the most ENDS will be the winner
  3. Each game shall be played on the days and times scheduled, otherwise defaulting players will forfeit the game
  4. Two trial ends allowed and each player may decide for themselves how many bowls they would like (max 4 each end)
  5. You may visit the head after your third wood
  6. If the jack leaves the rink it must be placed on the tee or as close as possible on a direct line from the tee to the end ditch
  7. Late arrival. If a player is more than 15 minutes late or advises they cannot play, the game will be awarded to their opponent. Rule 3 will apply
  8. Score cards are to be signed and timed by both players and handed back to the marker for verification



The competition was held at between 30th August and 3rd September 2017. This is a slightly different format from normal competitions as it is played in sets i.e. 9 ends are played followed by another 9 ends. If after this the sets are tied then a deciding 3 ends are played to decide the winner. If a competitor wins both sets then they have won the match and deciding ends do not have to be played.

Although there were some very good rounds during the competition the final was between two on-form bowlers, namely Ian Jackson and Nigel Rushton, so the spectators were expecting a real battle and were not disappointed. Nigel won the first set quite convincingly 8-3. Ian, however, was having none of it and won the second set 10-4.

That meant that 3 tie break ends had to be played with Nigel winning the first end. Ian then won the second end so it went down to a third and deciding end. Ian put up three lovely woods and sadly for Nigel it was not one of his better ends with Ian winning the end and the match.

What a brilliantly contested final. Many congratulations to Ian and well fought Nigel. The spectators were definitely not disappointed. Many thanks to all umpires and markers for their time in very hot conditions.



Photo - 2017 runner up Nigel Rushton (left) with winner Ian Jackson




Previous Results


2016 runner-up John Sephton (left) with winner Trevor Young (centre) and Captain Ian Jackson




2015 Winner - Arthur Lees (left) with runner-up Peter Marriott